I don't know if you can make that out or not, but the price on them was 99 cents a bag and each bag contained 5-6 pounds of bananas! But a great price on something is only valuable if you use it once you get it home. No need for me to go into great details about the time I bought whole chickens on sale only to forget they were in the fridge...only $10 for 3 chickens, but they ended up in the trash. Lesson learned - use your deals right away before you forget you even bought them!
So, what can a mom do with 12 pounds of bananas?
1) Feed them to the children! Many of them inside the bag were perfectly ripe and ready for eating.
|Esther making her best "monkey face" while eating a banana|
2) Put them in the freezer for smoothies. This is super easy. Just peel them, leave them whole, pop them into a Ziploc bag, and put them in the freezer.
|I think frozen bananas make smoothies taste better than fresh|
3) Get them ready for your next batch of banana bread. My recipe calls for 6 bananas. I dropped 6 bananas into the blender at a time and poured them into Ziploc bags. I laid them all on a cookie sheet and put them in the freezer so that they would dry flat and take up minimal freezer space. Next time I make banana bread, I set the bag of frozen bananas on the counter an hour or so before I need them and they're ready to go into the recipe.
|After they're frozen, take them off the cookie sheet and store wherever there is room in your freezer. Now that they are solid, they can also be set upright/vertical if that works better in the space you have available.|
So next time you see that amazing deal on bananas, snatch up a bag or two and get your freezer ready for your next banana containing recipe!